How often should you get your transmission fluid changed? The transmission industry's standard is 25,000 to 30,000 miles or every two years. If you tow a trailer, 15,000 to 20,000 miles is recommended depending on the amount of towing. Motorhomes can vary with the amount that they are driven. The best thing that you can do is check the fluid regularly; notice the color, odor and level of the fluid. If you notice a change in the color, odor or level, have it checked by one of our trained technicians.
What type of fluid should you use? The suggested fluids differ from one manufacturer to another and you can check the owner's manual to ensure the correct transmission fluid is utilized per your specific auto or truck make and model. However, here our technicians have a computer program that will insure the right fluid goes into your transmission. We offer a full line of transmission fluids to cover all the various demands of any car or truck.
Lubrication Specialties, Inc. (LSI) specializes in hard-to-handle lubrication areas. The company has resolved problems for some of the largest companies in North America, including: Nucor Steel, American Showa, Midwest Industries, X-Tec, among others. LSI’s ultimate goal is to figure out what the problem or inefficiency is, and to fix it using the latest lubrication, additives or equipment available. The company’s flagship product, Hot Shot’s Secret Stiction Eliminator, was developed for International Truck and Engine to resolve the issue with injectors on the Ford Power Stroke 6.0 liter engine.
FourWheeler Network Magazine by Harry Wagner (Vehicle Conversion by Nates Precision).
We see stretched TJ Wranglers all the time, to the point that they have become somewhat tiresome. Don’t get us wrong, the formula works well for technical terrain and steep climbs. But this same phenomenon has not occurred with the JK, since you can just buy an Unlimited off the showroom floor with a schoolbus-like 116-inch wheelbase. Not everyone wants that much wheelbase though, or the extra sheetmetal and weight that come with the four-door JK. Jack Stanko has one of the first stretched two-door JKs that we have seen, and while we still aren’t too fond of comp-cut corners, there is enough innovation on this vehicle that it is certainly worth sharing.
Posted in How to: FourWheeler Network by Harry Wagner. (Work ata Nate's Precision)
The writing was on the wall for the 351M in our F-150 from the moment we dragged it home. There were some good components, like the Edelbrock intake manifold and MSD ignition, but a bent pushrod and missing lifter were indicators that the engine was on borrowed time. While Cleveland and Windsor motors enjoy a loyal following and good aftermarket support, the same cannot be said of the Midland motor. This led us to explore other engine options for our Ford.
By Harry Wagner Featured in JP Magazine on June 1, 2011
A year has passed since we flogged our F-150 at the Cheap Truck Challenge. Since then it has spent more time at Nate’s Precision getting fitted with upgrades than it has on the trail. You have seen some of these upgrades in past tech stories, like our Offroad Design Doubler (June ’14), the rear Sterling axle with Sierra Gears and a Detroit Locker (Jan. ’14), a 460 built by L.A. Speed (page 40 this issue) … basically all of the parts that we needed to support the huge 41-inch Pit Bull Rockers that we added last year for the Cheap Truck Challenge.
“Nate Jensen and Bernie Dettrich brought our vision to life”
Our goal was to turn Raymond into a hardcore wheeler with the look and feel of an old farm truck. The crew at Nate’s Precision has created plenty of impressive vehicles that we have featured on these pages in the past, so we knew that they had the chops to turn Raymond into a capable wheeler. Nate Jensen and Bernie Dettrich at Nate’s Precision brought our vision to life with pipe bumpers and faded paint hiding 1-ton running gear and a custom suspension. Below are the top 10 upgrades than can be applied to any rig to turn it into a capable 4x4 able to run big tires reliably.
We have been a dealer for Hot Shot Secret since 2011. Mile after mile, the injectors in your diesel power your performance on the road. The injectors are under extreme pressure, up to 35,000 PSI, which efficiently atomizes fuel, providing a cleaner burn for more power. But high pressure leads to high temperatures, which burns the oil inside your injector. The oil changes into a gummy, sticky residue coating the internals and creating friction. That sticky friction is called “stiction”. Your injectors with stiction can’t deliver optimum performance. First a decrease in turbo boost, then loss of power and hard starts. Your oil pressure drops; you experience hesitation, idling, and excessive black smoke. Your lifetime fuel mileage decreases. Severe cases of stiction are often misdiagnosed as “failed” injectors.
By Harry Wagner Featured in JP Magazine on June 1, 2011
Jack Stanko has owned plenty of Jeeps, fullsize Chevy trucks, and tube buggies over the years. In fact, he has a bit of a reputation for changing vehicles more often that most of us change oil. Jack’s latest vehicle, built by Nate’s Precision in Reno, Nevada, combines the best qualities of all of these previous vehicles into one. I have always been a Chevy guy, but I bought Jeeps because they fit better on the trails I like to frequent, Jack explained. When Chevy put the 5.3L V-8 engine in the Colorado, I knew I wouldn’t need another Jeep.
By Harry Wagner Featured in JP Magazine on March 1, 2010
In Star Wars, Storm Troopers were the goose-stepping Imperial soldiers dressed in all white. If there were real, they would probably choose to drive something like Jack Stanko's '09 Chevy Silverado 2500. This '09 Silverado 2500 is complete in Storm Trooper trim with white paint and black accessories overhanging 40-inch Mud Grapplers Fitting that much tire on any truck can be a challenge, so Jack turned to the professionals that had helped bring so many of his previous creations to life. These include Off Road Unlimited, Dynatrac, and Nate's Precision.